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Marco Bortolini

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Industrial Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/17 Industrial Mechanical Systems Engineering

Curriculum vitae

Bio and Education

Born in Bologna, Italy, on August 21st, 1984.

In 2003, he graduated at Liceo Scientifico Statale "N. Copernico", Bologna, math & computer science curriculum, final score: 100/100.

In December 2006, he received the Bachelor degree cum laude in Management Engineering (Industrial Engineering sector) at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy. Dissertation title: “Comparative study of assembly line balancing techniques to face the Single Assembly Line Balancing Problem (SALBP)”, Advisor: Prof. Emilio Ferrari.

In December 2008, he received the Master degree cum laude in Management Engineering (Industrial Engineering sector) at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy. Dissertation title: “Software platform for the design and the strategic planning of distribution and logistics networks”, Advisor: Prof. Riccardo Manzini, Co-Advisors: Prof. Alberto Regattieri, Dr. Filippo Bindi.

In July 2009, he enabled to the Profession of Engineer by passing the Italian Practice Exam for the Industrial sector within the First Session 2009 at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy.

In January 2011 he was Visiting Scholar at the Renewable & Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) of the University of California, Berkeley (CA), supervised by the RAEL founding director Prof. Daniel M. Kammen. He focused on analysis of the current energy scenario, the study and development of optimal approaches, models and tools for the long-term design of dynamic energy grids in developed and developing countries.

In March 2013 received the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering - Mechatronics and Industrial Systems Curriculum at the University of Padova, Italy. Ph.D. dissertation title: “Design, control and management of renewable energy plants and technologies” Advisor: Prof. Emilio Ferrari, final score: excellent.

 

 

Academic Position

Since October 2018, Marco BORTOLINI is Senior Researcher at the Department of Industrial Engineering of Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy, within the ING-IND/17 scientific sector (Industrial Systems Engineering), passing the related comparative evaluation procedure.

His Research Project deals, mainly, with design and development of advanced multi-objective models and tools to support the design of flexible production plants, assembly systems and integrated supply chain networks.

 

 

Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale (ASN)

Since April 2017, he obtained the national habilitation to be Associate Professor for the Sector 09/B2, Industrial and Mechanical Plants, (SSD ING-IND/17) passing the Scientific Habilitation Concourse (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale ASN)

 

 

Research Topics

The scientific and research activity takes place within the topics of the ING-IND/17 scientific sector (Industrial Systems Engineering), nationally defined, and deals with studies about the design, development and management of industrial systems.

Particularly, the research topics of specific interest include:

  • design and management of industrial, mechanical and auxiliary plants.
  • design, optimization and simulation of reconfigurable manufacturing systems (RMS).
  • Industry 4.0, enabling technologies and their impact on production systems.
  • Supply Chain Management and Green Supply Chain Management.
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC).
  • supply Chain optimization: location/allocation problems, strategic, tactical and operative planning of direct and reverse logistics networks.
  • management and planning of production systems, manufacturing and assembly cells, through advanced optimization models and algorithms.
  • design of non-traditional storage systems.
  • design, balancing and simulation of assembly systems.
  • innovative approaches, methods and models to spread the penetration of the renewables.
  • feasibility study, development and field-test of prototypal plants based on low carbon sources, including hybrid systems (renewables + backup).
  • advanced models for production planning and inventory management.

 

 

Teaching

Academic classes

  • A.A. 2018/2019 Laboratory of Logistics Simulation M, Laboratorio di Simulazione per la Logistica M e Logistics Simulation Lab M for Management, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering master students at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture.
  • A.A. 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Industrial Logistics M (Part 1) for Automation Engineering master students at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture.
  • Since 2017 he holds seminars within the PhD School in Mechatronics and Product Innovation Engineering, Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padua, Italy.
  • Teaching tutor for "Impianti Industriali T-AB", A.A. 2014/2015, at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture, Bachelor Class in Management Engineering.
  • Teaching tutor for "Impianti Industriali T-AB", A.A. 2013/2014, at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture, Bachelor Class in Management Engineering.
  • Teaching tutor for "Logistica Industriale T-AB", A.A. 2012/2013, at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture, Bachelor Class in Management Engineering.
  • Teaching tutor for "Impianti Industriali T-AB", A.A. 2011/2012, at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture, Bachelor Class in Management Engineering.
  • Teaching tutor for "Logistica Industriale T-AB", A.A. 2010/2011, at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture, Bachelor Class in Management Engineering.
  • Teaching tutor for "Impianti Industriali T-AB", A.A. 2009/2010, at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture, Bachelor Class in Management Engineering.
  • Teaching tutor for "Impianti Industriali L B", A.A. 2008/2009, at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture, Bachelor Class in Management Engineering.

 

Other teaching activities

  • Since 2013, teaching activities at Il Sestante Romagna s.r.l. – Confindustria Romagna for classes on production planning, management, supply chain, inbound and outbound logistics within financed professional learning courses.
  • In 2017, teaching activity at Sviluppo PMI S.r.l. for class on production planning and control within financed professional learning courses.
  • In 2016, teaching activity at E.L.F.I. – Ente Lombardo per la Formazione d'Impresa for class on outbound logistics and warehousing.
  • Since 2016, collaboration with Istituto Tecnico di Istruzione Superiore Aldini Valeriani Sirani di Bologna for high school teaching and support.

 

 

Financed Research Projects

  • Less Water Bev-Tech Project - Innovative combination of water treatment technologies for the reduction of water consumption and waste in the beverage industry - CIP-EIP-Eco-Innovation-2013.
  • SUrPass Project - Smart & Sustainable Packaging Solutions - Mistero dello Sviluppo Economico - Fondo Crescita Sostenibile.
  • Generator Project – Pervasive and innovative street lamp to generate electric energy from PV-Wind sources having. Bando del Progetto di Innovazione Industriale “Efficienza Energetica”, (D.M. 5 Marzo 2008) - Industria 2015 - Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico.
  • PCO Project - PreLeveling & Plan Cost Optimization, advanced models for multi-level supply chain logistics and economic optimization - POR FESR 2014-2020.
  • REPACKER Project - Reseach and development of a new automated high-flexible soft-drink packaging line to get multi-item unit-loads from single-item pallets - POR FESR 2014-2020.
  • Project Sustainable and flexible haymaking machine for high quality agricultural products - POR FESR 2014-2020.
  • Project Design of an innovative multifunctional welding system for plastic materials joining high-frequency and ultrasounds technologies in the same working cell - POR FESR 2014-2020.
  • Mi.S.T.I.Co. Project - Micro-systems and innovative technologies for the solar energy cogeneration, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto.
  • C.Hea.P.S.E. Project - Cogenerator of heat and power from solar energy, Rotary International 2030, 2040, 2050, 2070, 2080, 2090, 2100, 2110, 2120 districts.
  • Project Solar heat and power system with Fresnel lens, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna.
  • Project Energy saving for heating systems: data acquisition and optimized control, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna.

 

 

Awards

  • "Philip Morris Italia - Empowering Research Award" (2016 edition) concerning the topic Statistical Process Control (SPC) – Use of SPC logic to control one or more on-line process parameters within systems having variable tolerances and measured samples.
  • "Philip Morris Italia - Empowering Research Award" (2015 edition) concerning the topic Energy efficiency in the tobacco supply chain through low carbon curing and manufacturing processes.
  • “Finanziamento annuale individuale delle attività base di ricerca” Law December 11th 2016, no. 232 co. 295-302.

 

 

Scientific Papers

Updated January 2019, the scientific and research activity leaded to 128 scientific papers having different editorial target. 55 papers are published in International Journals, 14 are the book chapters for International Volumes, 54 papers are within the Proceedings of International Conferences, 4 papers are within the Proceedings of National Conferences and 1 Curatorship. Among them, 80 papers are indexed on Scopus/ISI Web Of Science.

Guest Editor of the Special Issue entitled State-of-the-Art and Applications of Renewable Energies in Europe for the indexed international journal Applied Sciences an Open Access Journal by MDPI (IF: 1.689).

Peer-review activity for the reference journals of the scientific sector. Among them: International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Computer & Industrial Engineering, Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Journal of Cleaner Production, European Journal of Operational Research, Assembly Automation, Energy Conversion and Management, Applied Energy, Renewable Energy, Journal of Food Engineering.

 

 

Dissemination Activities

Since 2010, attendance as Speaker and Session Chair to International Conferences, Congresses, Seminars, Meetings and Workshops on the topics of major interest.

Membership to the Scientific Commettee of International Conferences dealing with production, supply chain, technical, economic, environmental and social optimization of production and logistic systems.

Organizer and Speaker at the Workshop Il risparmio idrico nei processi alimentari - L’innovativo sistema di trattamento e recupero delle acque sviluppato nel progetto NIAGARA (Less-Water Bev.Tech.) held in Bologna, November 2016, as key dissemination activity of the EU Project ECO/13/630314 LESS-WATER BEV.TECH co-financed by Eco-Innovation Initiative of the European Union (call: CIP-EIP-Eco-Innovation-2013).

Organizer, Speaker and Session Chair at the 1st International Workshop on Food Supply Chain (WFSC 2011) held in Bertinoro (FC) and Orvieto (TR), June 2011.

 

 

Affiliations and Institutional Activities

Member of the Council of the Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

Member of the Council of the Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research of the University of Bologna, which works in the field of advanced applications in mechanical engineering and materials technology.

Member of the Council of the Management Engineering Program at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture.

Member of the Council of the Mechanical Engineering Program at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture.

Member of the Council of the Automation Engineering Progam at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, School of Engineering and Architecture.

Member of the Council of the Advanced Automotive Engineering Progam at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Member of the Council of the PhD School in Mechatronics and Product Innovation Engineering, Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padua, Italy. Academic Advisor of Dr. Francesco Gabriele Galizia enrolled in XXII cycle, research topic on automatic, flexible and reconfigurable manufacturing and assembly.

Member of the International Board of the Food & Wine Supply Chain Council active in applied research activities in the food chain to get high quality and safety standards of food and wine.

Full Member of the Italian Association of Professors in Industrial Systems Engineering (AIDI).

Full Member of the Commission for the enabling to the Profession of Engineer in 2nd Session 2015, 1st Session 2016, 2nd Session 2016, 1st Session 2017, 2nd Session 2017, Industrial and ICT Sectors, at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

Aggregate Member of the Commission for the enabling to the Profession of Engineer in 2nd Session 2010, 1st Session 2011, 2nd Session 2011, 1st Session 2012, 2nd Session 2012, 1st Session 2013, 2nd Session 2013, 1st Session 2014, 2nd Session 2014, 1st Session 2015, 1st Session 2018, Industrial and ICT Sectors, at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

Since A.A. 2015/2016, Member of the Final Commissions for the Bachelor and Master Degree in Management Engineering at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

Since 2016, Member of TOLC Commission – Test on line Cisia for the admission to the Bachelor Degrees in Engineering at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

 

 

Technological Transfer

Technological transfer and applied research activities toward Private Companies, Public and Private Institutions at local, national and international levels within Commissioned Research Contracts.

 

 

Other Activities

From May 2015 to October 2018 he has been Junior Researcher at the Department of Industrial Engineering of Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy, within the ING-IND/17 scientific sector (Industrial Systems Engineering), passing the related comparative evaluation procedure.

Expert Advisor for Sviluppo Toscana S.p.A. for projects co-financed through Bandi RSI 2014, Bando 1 “Progetti strategici di ricerca e sviluppo” and Bando 2 “Progetti di ricerca e sviluppo delle PMI”, Linea d’azione 1.1.5 POR FESR TOSCANA 2014-2020.

From February 2013 to May 2015 Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

In 2013 collaboration with the Department of Industrial Engineering, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna for the topic Development of a Labview acquisition data system for lab-tests on cooling systems.

In 2011 collaboration with the Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Costruzioni Meccaniche, Nucleari, Aeronautiche e di Metallurgia, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna for the topic Development of a Labview software for solar traking systems.